Internships are a critical part of the psychology major because they prepare students for graduate school and jobs. Our graduates report that their internships were very valuable.
Alden Rehabilitation and Health Center
Work with social service director to set up interviews and conduct assessments.
Alexian Brothers Child Life Intern
Use art, play, music, and conversation to interact with children and families in the pediatric unit.
Department of Children and Family Services
Observe and assist staff as they interact with clients.
Observe and participate in group counseling sessions and interact with clients (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, personality disorders).
Equine Assisted Therapy
Observe and assist developmentally disadvantaged clients with equine therapy techniques.
Green Acres Animal Connection
Observe and interact with clients in animal assisted activities.
Hoffman Estates Police Department
Job shadow officers and detectives as they go to court, monitor traffic, and answer house calls.
Interact with six to eighteen-year-old residents who have behavioral or emotional challenges.
Provena St. Joseph’s Hospital
In an inpatient setting, observe and assist in treatment program.
Midwest Center for Child Development, Physical Therapy Department
Observe and assist with therapeutic treatment.